August 22, 2007 Library of Congress Announces 2007-2008 Concert Season
Baroque to Bernstein and Bojangles–Chamber Orchestras, Composer Portraits, Jazz Piano Miniseries and More
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The Library of Congress presents a dazzling concert roster in its 82nd season, with 40 superb chamber music, jazz, country, pop, rock and roll and world music events. Unveiling a gallery of composer portraits, from Carlos Chavez and Silvestre Revueltas to Fred Hersch, the historic free series showcases new music across the American soundscape. Seven of the world’s leading chamber orchestras, period and contemporary, give concertgoers the chance to hear a Haydn symphony, a Mozart concerto—plus contemporary works by composers like Harrison Birtwistle, Alfred Schnittke, Aphex Twin and The Shaggs—in the extraordinary acoustics of the Coolidge Auditorium. Wrapping up the season is a tapfest tribute to the famous American tapper William “Bojangles” Robinson. October turns a spotlight on new composition, with two Library of Congress commissions kicking off the season. The Del Sol Quartet offers the world premiere performance of a work by Cambodian-American composer Chinary Ung, along with a conversation with the composer. Also, the Imani Winds unwrap Wayne Shorter’s “Terra Incognita,” commissioned by the Library of Congress, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, La Jolla Music Society and Da Camera of Houston. The New York-based new music group Alarm Will Sound, a 20-member ensemble with a virtuosic command of 20th century style, celebrates Founder’s Day at the Library on October 30. Launching on Oct. 1, the distinguished “Concerts from the Library of Congress” radio series returns to the air nationwide. Bill McGlaughlin, creator of the Peabody Award-winning program “Saint Paul Sunday Morning,” is the host. Co-produced by the Library of Congress, CD Syndications and WETA-FM 90.9, the 13-part series invites listeners to enter the Library’s world-class concert hall and its vast music collections—an unmatched archive of more than 22 million items—with hour-long programs accompanied by companion Web packages. Composer portraits are a central theme for the season. A weeklong mini-festival presents “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited,” with film screenings, a scholarly symposium and a trio of concerts by three critically acclaimed ensembles. The Post-Classical Ensemble, known for thoughtful and provocative programming, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano and Camerata Bariloche explore the work of conductor, composer and cultural missionary Chávez and his mercurial contemporary Revueltas. Project partners are the Library’s Music, Hispanic and Rare Book and Special Collections divisions, along with the Mexican Cultural Institute and the National Gallery of Art. The Library’s celebration of the MacDowell Colony Centennial concludes with two concerts featuring composers who have been fellows at the artists’ colony, including Aaron Copland, Irving Fine, Amy Beach and Fred Hersch. A major exhibition, “A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907-2007,” can be viewed online at www.loc.gov/exhibits/macdowell/. Other season highlights include a “West Side Story” 50th anniversary concert, a Johnny Cash tribute by Grammy Award winner Rosanne Cash and Mark O’Connor, and a not-to-be-missed trio of Europe’s most admired period instrument orchestras: France’s Ensemble Matheus, with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore; Italy’s Europa Galante, conducted by violinist Fabio Biondi; and Denmark’s Concerto Copenhagen. Founded in 1925 by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, the Library’s concert series is presented free of charge to the public but require tickets for admission. Tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at (301) 808-6900, (410) 752-1200 and (703) 573-7328. Each ticket carries a nominal service charge of $2.75, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available at TicketMaster outlets and online at www.TicketMaster.com. Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to come to the Library by 6:30 p.m. on concert nights to wait in the standby line for no-show tickets. Concerts from the Library of Congress 2007-2008 Unless otherwise noted, all concerts will be held at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E. Programs are subject to change without notice. 2007 Wednesday, Sept. 12 Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir This is the first American tour for this stunning 42-voice a capella choir, whose home is one of Russia’s most ancient monasteries, founded in 1395 and restored in 1994. They perform Byzantine and Russian chant, folk song and Russian romances. Tickets are available now Thursday, Oct. 4 Dhafer Youssef and The Divine Shadows String Quartet with percussionist Satoshi Takeishi Tunisian-born singer and oud virtuoso Dhafer Youssef draws on the evocative music of his Islamic heritage, melding Arabic music with electronica, acoustic funk and jazz-influenced improvisation. The concert is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Austria. Tickets are available Sept. 12 Friday, Oct. 12 Imani Winds Piazzolla: “Escualo” Narong Prangcharoen: “Shadow” Paquito D’Rivera: “Kites Over Havana” Wayne Shorter: “Terra Incognita” (Washington premiere) V. Coleman: “Portraits of Josephine Baker” Piazzolla: “Libertango” Tickets available Sept. 12 Monday, Oct. 15 “West Side Story at 50” Signature Theatre, under the direction of Eric Schaeffer, presents a special 50th anniversary concert based on Leonard Bernstein’s manuscripts, including early sketches and cut numbers drawn from the Library’s Leonard Bernstein Collection. Tickets available Sept. 12 The exhibit “West Side Story: Birth of a Classic” is mounted in the foyer of the Performing Arts Reading Room, LM 113, beginning Sept. 26. Wednesday, Oct. 17 Homegrown Concert at Noon Aubrey Ghent and Friends perform sacred lap steel guitar music from Tennessee. The program is co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division in cooperation with the Kennedy Center Millennium State and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. No tickets required Friday, Oct. 19 Del Sol Quartet with Stephen Kent, didgeridoo Chinary Ung: “Spiral X, In Memoriam,” for amplified string quartet, (world premiere) Kui Dong: “Spring” Gabriela Lena Frank: “Leyendas–An Andean Walkabout” Peter Sculthorpe: Quartet no. 16 for string quartet and didgeridoo Tickets available Sept. 12 Preconcert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion: A Conversation with Chinary Ung and members of Del Sol Quartet led by Steve Soderberg, Music Division No tickets required for preconcert presentation Monday, Oct. 22 Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra with Jana Brozková, oboe, and Barbora Kolárov, violin Rosetti: Sinfonia in G minor Mozart: Violin Concerto in G Major, K. 216 Marcello: Oboe Concerto in D minor Haydn: Symphony no. 8 in G Major (“Le soir”) Tickets available Sept. 12 Friday, Oct. 26 MacDowell Colony Centennial Concert featuring Fred Hersch, jazz composer-pianist Hersch performs on his own and with pianist Blair McMillen and The Gramercy Trio in “24 Variations on a Bach Chorale,” “Tango Bittersweet” and “Lyric Piece for Trio.” Tickets available Sept. 12 Preconcert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion: Larry Appelbaum, Music Division and host of the WPFW radio’s “Sound of Surprise,” talks to Hersch about his experience at The MacDowell Colony. No tickets required for preconcert presentation Tuesday, Oct. 30 Founder’s Day Concert featuring Alarm Will Sound Nancarrow: Player Piano Study 2A and Study 3A Aphex Twin: Gwely Mernans Ligeti: Chamber Concerto mvt. III Josquin: Agnus Dei from Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World Birtwistle: Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum Ciconia: Le Ray Au Soleyl Mochipet: Dessert Search 4 Techno Baklava Gordon Yo: Shakespeare Tickets available Sept. 19 Post-performance discussion with members of Alarm Will Sound No tickets required for post-performance discussion Thursday, Nov. 1 Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler The quintessential Big Easy composer-performer Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler—dubbed by his colleague Dr. John a “visionistical down-home cat and hellified piano player to boot”—share the Coolidge stage, where Jelly Roll Morton evoked the birth of jazz for Alan Lomax. Tickets available Sept. 19 Preconcert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion: Norman Middleton of the Music Division moderates a panel discussion on Jelly Roll Morton at the Library of Congress. No tickets required for preconcert presentation Saturday, Nov. 3 Café Zimmermann Named for the Leipzig coffee house that hosted Bach’s Collegium Musicum from 1729 to 1730, this Paris-based period instrument ensemble possesses an “uncanny idiomatic flair” for 18th century repertoire. J. S. Bach: Concerto for harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 and Concerto for violin in A minor, BWV 1041 C. P. E. Bach: Concerto for cello in A major WQ 172 and Sinfonia in B minor, WQ 182/5 This concert is co-sponsored by the French-American Cultural Foundation. Tickets available Sept. 19 Friday, Nov. 9 MacDowell Colony Centennial Concert Norman Scribner conducts an evening of choral music written by Edward MacDowell and MacDowell Colony fellows Aaron Copland, Irving Fine, Amy Beach and Virgil Thomson. Tickets available Sept. 26 Preconcert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion features Robin Rausch, Music Division. No tickets required for preconcert presentation Thursday, Nov. 15 Homegrown Concert at Noon Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner perform as father and daughter traditional hoop dancers from the Rosebud Sioux and Crow Creek Sioux tribes in South Dakota. The program is co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division in cooperation with the Kennedy Center Millennium State and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. No tickets required Friday, Nov. 16 Quatuor Ysaÿe Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 64, no. 6 Saint-Saëns: String Quartet in E minor, op. 112 Schumann: String Quartet in A Major, op. 41, no.3 Tickets available Oct. 3 Friday, Nov. 30 Rosanne Cash and Mark O’Connor The evening evokes the life and music of the legendary Johnny Cash, with O’Connor’s piano trio “Poets and Prophets,” written for the Eroica Trio, and selections from Rosanne Cash’s powerful Grammy-nominated album “Black Cadillac”—plus O’Connor’s new arrangements of her songs. Tickets available Oct. 17 Friday, Dec. 7 Vijay Iyer Quartet/Miguel Zenón Quartet Labeled as brilliant, edgy and inventive, these two young composer-performers’ music melds idioms like jazz, hip-hop and world music. Tickets available Oct. 24 Preconcert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion: Larry Appelbaum interviews Vijay Iyer and Miguel Zenón. No tickets required for preconcert presentation Saturday, Dec. 8 Jerusalem Quartet Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, op.95 “Serioso” Avni: Summer Strings for string quartet Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, op. 51, no.2 This concert is co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel. Tickets available Oct. 24 Wednesday, Dec. 12 Homegrown Concert at Noon Gandydancer performs traditional string band music from West Virginia. The program is co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division in cooperation with the Kennedy Center Millennium State and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. No tickets required Friday, Dec. 14 Stradivari Anniversary Concert featuring the Formosa Quartet Mozart: String Quartet in F Major, K. 590 Shih-hui Chen: Mei Hua for string quartet Brahms: String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 67 Tickets available Oct. 31 Preconcert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion: Violinist and Library specialist Susan Manus talks to Formosa Quartet members about the world of music competitions. No tickets required for preconcert presentation 2008 Thursday, Jan. 31 Homegrown Concert at Noon Major League Tassa performs Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, N.Y. The program is co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division in cooperation with the Kennedy Center Millennium State and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. No tickets required Friday, Feb. 1 Concerto Copenhagen with Lars Ulrick Mortensen, artistic director Scandinavia’s leading period instrument ensemble is known not only for a fresh and vibrant take on standard baroque and classical repertoire but also for its explorations of Scandinavian composers like John Helmich Roman, a Swedish contemporary of Bach and Handel. Handel: Concerto Grosso, op. 3, no. 4 and op. 6, no. 5 J. S. Bach: Concerto for harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 J.H. Roman: Concerto for oboe d’amore and “Golovin Musiken” Suite Tickets available Dec. 19 Saturday, Feb. 9 Ensemble Matheus with Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano, and Jean-Christophe Spinosi, music director Larmore is a brilliant collaborator with this excellent French period instrument group, admired for meticulous research and virtuosic performances—in particular, its definitive recordings of Vivaldi. Gluck: “J’ai perdu mon Eurydice” from “Orphée et Eurydice" Handel: selections from “Giulio Cesare,” “Ariodante,” “Rinaldo,” “Xerxes” and “Alcina” Vivaldi: Sinfonia from “La fida ninfa”; Sinfonia in C Major, RV 116; Concerto in D Major for Two Violins and Orchestra, RV 513; and “O ingiusti numi... Andero, chiamero” from “Orlando furioso” Tickets available Dec. 26 Friday, Feb. 15 Chamber Orchestra Kremlin with Misha Rachlevsky, music director, and Julia Kogan, soprano Rossini: String Sonata no. 3 in C Major Tishchenko: Concerto for violin, piano and string orchestra Bekmambetov: “there....” song cycle based on texts by Joseph Brodsky Schnittke: “Moz-Art à la Haydn” Tchaikovsky: Melodrama from “Snow Maiden,” op. 29 Tchaikovsky: Scherzo from “Souvenir d'un lieu cher,” op. 42 Tickets available Jan. 2 Friday, Feb. 22 Alban Berg Quartet Revered by chamber music lovers, the Alban Berg Quartet has occupied a special place in the chamber music pantheon for six decades. The venerable Viennese foursome is making its final appearances this season. Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, op. 77, no. 1 Berg: Quartet for Strings, op. 3 Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, op. 132 Tickets available Jan. 9 Thursday, Feb. 28 Orion Quartet with David Krakauer, clarinet Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, op. 74, no. 1 Del Tredici: “Magyar Madness” for clarinet and strings Golijov: K'vakarat for clarinet and strings Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, op. 59, no. 3 Tickets available Jan. 16 Friday, Feb. 29 Guillermo Klein Sextet Argentine composer, pianist and singer Guillermo Klein brings his sextet to the intimate setting of the Coolidge Auditorium, offering a rare duo exchange with pianist—usually drummer—Jorge Rossy. Tickets available Jan. 16 Preconcert conversation at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion: Guillermo Klein and Larry Appelbaum No tickets required for preconcert conversation Friday, March 7 Florestan Trio Beethoven: Piano Trio in D Major, op. 70, (“Ghost”) Ives: Trio for violin, cello, and piano Arensky: Piano Trio in D minor, op. 32 Tickets available Jan. 23 Wednesday, March 12 Camerata Bariloche with Fernando Hasaj, conductor This concert is featured as part of “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited.” Villa-Lobos: Bachiana Brasileira no. 9 Orrego-Salas: Variaciones serenas, op. 69 Ginastera: Pampeana no. 1 Chávez: Sinfonía no. 5 para orquesta de cuerdas (Koussevitzky commission) Piazzolla: La muerte del angel and Three Tangos: Escualo, Adiós Nonino and Decarísimo Tickets available Jan. 30 Preconcert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion No tickets required for preconcert presentation Thursday, March 13 Cuarteto LatinoAmericano This concert is featured as part of “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited.” Revueltas: String Quartet no. 1 Revueltas: String Quartet no. 2 (“Magueyes”) Chávez: String Quartet no. 3 Revueltas: String Quartet no. 3 Revueltas: String Quartet no. 4 (“Música de Feria”) Tickets available Jan. 30 Preconcert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion No tickets required for preconcert presentation Friday, March 14 Post-Classical Ensemble with Eugenia León and Angel Gil-Ordoñez, music director This concert is featured as part of “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas Revisited.” Revueltas: Planos Revueltas: Popular songs Revueltas: Ocho por radio Revueltas: Homenaje de García Lorca Revueltas: Sensemayá Tickets available Jan. 30 Preconcert presentation at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion No tickets required for preconcert presentation Tuesday, April 1 Beaux Arts Trio Ravel: Trio in A minor György Kurtág: “Work for Piano Trio” Schubert: Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898 Tickets available Feb. 20 Thursday, April 3 Lynn Harrell, cello Bach: Suite for Solo Cello Schubert: Sonata for Cello and Piano (“Arpeggione”) Stravinsky: Suite Italianne Tickets available Feb. 20 Friday, April 11 Škampa Quartet with Iva Bittová, vocals-violin The adventurous violinist and vocalist Iva Bittová joins the Škampa Quartet in an arrangement of Moravian folk songs, solo works by Bittová and Janácek’s String Quartet no.1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”). Tickets available Feb. 27 Wednesday, April 16 Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante Revolutionary among Europe’s finest period instrument groups and drawing raves for performances ranging from string sonatas to opera collaborations with the Fondazione la Fenice, Europa Galante and Biondi galvanize audiences with their impassioned playing. Vivaldi: Sinfonia from Senna Festeggiante Leclair: Concerto for violin in C Major, op. 7, no.5 Vivaldi: Concerto for viola d’amore and lute, RV 540 Purcell: Abdellazer Suite Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor, op. 3, no.11 from L’Estro Armonico Suite Les Nations: Biondi’s arrangement of works by Galuppi, Muffat, Campra, Telemann, Biber and Destouches Tickets available March 5 Thursday, April 17 Holloway/Linden/Mortensen Trio featuring violinist John Holloway, cellist Jaap ter Linden and Lars Ulrick Mortensen, harpsichord Leclair: Sonata no. 5 for violin and basso continuo Boismortier: Trio in A minor, op. 37 François Couperin: Harpsichord solo Leclair: Sonata op. 5, no. 4 in B-flat Corelli: Sonata no. 5 “a violino e violone” Vivaldi: Sonata for cello and basso continuo Veracini: Sonata op. 2, no. 12 Tickets available March 5 Friday, April 18 Pavel Haas Quartet Pavel Haas: Quartet no. 1 Dvorák: Quartet in F Major, op. 96 (“American”) Smetana: Quartet no. 1 in D minor (“From My Life”) Tickets available March 5 Thursday, April 24 Camerata Pacifica with Warren Jones, piano, and Adrian Spence, artistic director Harbison: Piano Quintet Ian Wilson: Concerto No. 1 for violin and orchestra (“Messenger”) Mozart: Adagio in B minor for piano, K. 540 Tickets available March 12 Friday, May 2 Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia with Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor and pianist Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 21 in C Major, K. 467 Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F Major, op. 68 (“Pastoral”) Tickets available March 19 Friday, May 9 St. Petersburg Quartet with Michael Tree, viola Mendelssohn: String Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 87, no. 2 Shostakovich: String Quartet no. 11 in F minor, op. 122 Dvořák: String Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 97 Tickets available March 26 Friday, May 16 Parker String Quartet and Borromeo String Quartet György Kurtág: Six Moments Musicaux, op. 44 (Washington premiere) Steven Mackey: Ars moriendi–nine tableaux on the art of dying well (Washington premiere) Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence in D Major, op. 70 Tickets available April 2 Saturday, May 17 Parker String Quartet and Borromeo String Quartet 10 a.m. – Workshop for students of the New England Conservatory preparatory division and players from area youth musical groups. 2:00 p.m. – Special Matinée Concert Beethoven String Quartet in D Major, op. 18, no. 3 – Borromeo Quartet Zwilich Romance for violin and piano – violinist Nicholas Kitchen and pianist Meng Chieh Liu Dvoŕák String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 51 – Parker Quartet No tickets required for workshop and concert Friday, May 23 Bojangles Tap Tribute Ayodele Casel, Tappers with Attitude, Dianne Walker, Baakari Wilder and others present a multigenerational tapfest celebrating the legacy of the great William “Bojangles” Robinson. Tickets available April 9 Thursday, May 29 Pacifica Quartet The Library of Congress begins its year-long salute to Elliott Carter’s centenary with a performance of his Quintet for Piano and String Quartet, commissioned by the Library of Congress. Tickets available April 16 Saturday, May 31 Barnatan/Ferschtman/Weilerstein Trio with pianist Inon Barnatan, violinist Liza Ferschtman and cellist Alisa Weilerstein Schubert: Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958 Schubert: Fantasy in C Major for piano and violin, D. 934 Schubert: Piano Trio no. 2 in E-flat Major, D. 929 Tickets available April 16 Special Presentations in the 2007-2008 Concert Season Programs subject to change without notice “Two Faces of Mexican Music: Chávez and Revueltas Revisited” Co-sponsored by the Library’s Music, Hispanic and Rare Book and Special Collections divisions in cooperation with the Mexican Cultural Institute and National Gallery of Art Saturday, March 15, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m. in LJ 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. This all-day symposium begins with a screening of film clips from and discussion of “Redes” (1935), a documentary by photographer Paul Strand with musical score by Silvestre Revueltas, led by Angel Gil-Ordoñez, Post-Classical Ensemble music director, with James Krippner, producer and cinematographer of “Redes,” and Gregorio Luke, director of the Museum of Latin American Art in California. Arthur Dunkelman leads a special tour through the “Early Americas” exhibition, which comprises 3,000 years of culture and history in the Americas, with a focus on Mexico and Mesoamerica, including pre-Columbian masterworks drawn from Library’s Kislak Collection and other world treasures. Georgette Dorn, chief of the Library’s Hispanic Division, moderates a panel discussion on composers Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas with panelists Joseph Horowitz, artistic director of the Post-Classical Ensemble; Roberto Kolb, Revueltas scholar at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Leonora Saavedra, Chávez scholar at the University of California at Riverside; and Barbara Tenenbaum, the Library’s Hispanic Division. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. Sunday, March 16, 2008, at 4 p.m. in the National Gallery Auditorium, 4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. Film screening of “Redes” (1935) and ““¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa!” (1936) No tickets or reservations are required. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Films at the Pickford The Mary Pickford Theater pays homage to the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson during this season’s series of films, curated by Norman Middleton of the Music Division. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call (202) 707-5677 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted and are free, but seating is limited to 60 seats. The Mary Pickford Theater is located on the third floor of the Library of Congress Madison Building. For more information, visit the theater’s Web site at www.loc.gov/pickford. Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Fall at the Nation’s Library: Nov. 19: “The Big T.N.T. Show” (1966); Nov. 26: “Blue Wild Angel – Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight” (1971); Dec. 3: “The Concert for Bangladesh” (1972); Dec. 10: “Janis” (1974); and Dec. 17: “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is” (1970). The Legacy of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson: May 20: “The Little Colonel” (1935); May 21: “The Littlest Rebel” (1935); May 22: “The Nicholas Brothers Flying High” (1999) and “Stormy Weather” (1943).